The Department of Business, Innovation and Skills has updated its list of prescribed persons and bodies to whom individuals can make a protected disclosure see this download
Wednesday, 3 June 2015
Monday, 1 June 2015
The first commencement order made under the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 has been published. From 26th May 2015, this brought into effect the following:
Section 153 which inserts a new section 27A into the Employment Rights Act 1996 to prohibit clauses that prevent exclusivity in zero hours contracts and a new section 27B which gives the Secretary of State power to make further provision dealing with the anti-avoidance aspects.
Section 152 which inserts section 19A into the National Minimum Wage Act 1998, to provide that the financial penalty in a notice of underpayment will be set at 100% of the arrears owed to each worker to who the notice relates, subject to a maximum of £20,000 per worker. Previously the £20000 limit applied to each notice of underpayment.
Section 149 which inserts section 49B in the ERA 1996 to provide the Secretary of State with a power through regulations to prohibit defined NHS employers from discriminating against a job applicant because it appears to the NHS employer that the applicant has made a protected disclosure.